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Re: “Donor Trouble

Does anyone really understand that it would be very for a consortium of county Attorneys to just take over the oversight of this board easy as pie.

Az has 15 counties all it would take is to have all counties give proxy to a special task force of a few deputy county atty's on Marijuana.

Most counties rely on State monies for all civil functions. All the legislature has to do is hold back highway & medical allocations to those counties that dont capitulate on the marijuana task force.

After all thee no monies going back to small rural counties like Greenlee with a pop of 8500 why not let the big counties fight and reap the profits it's their problem they are the marketeers.

So we have Pima, Yavapai, Maricopa, Yuma, Santa Cruz, Cochise, already against legalization who will be the 7 & 8th county to join.

Prop 205 does nothing for Arizona but make availability easier and market participation limited.

VOTE NO PROP 205 >> VOTE NO PROP 205>>> VOTE NO PROP 205

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 09/22/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Donor Trouble

Nick Meyers, Reasonably defined paradox of issues,
When this story associated MPP & CRLMA with WA,OR,CO,AL this is a very misleading. All of these states decriminalized before legalizing as CA has done and legislation there is on the ballot this year to.

So in looking at states that have legalized they have kept the State University system inclusive to use addiction, social changes, economic, employment.

In Arizona passage of 205 all monies collected are already earmarked for administration, enforcement & education. There would be no monies going for decriminalization. There will be n monies going for study. There will be no monies going for user representation of repeal of Schedule 1 WHAT THIS MEANS NOTHING FOR THE IMPACT GOOD OR BAD CAN BE SPENT AS PER CONSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT .

So if 205 is passed This board with a pot full of monies won't want a reschedule why would it ? Cant spend any monies in AZ to decriminalize as per Constitutional agreement. Heads I win tails you lose kind of thing.

It then would be a few 2 members from the industry a director and a educator. With a possible chance to direct the monies to the departments of EDU. Instant majority of 4 with nothing going to the user or consumer

All of the other states that have legalized have done it with in state existing agencies. All states that have legalized and we can see how they are working the administration and enforcement. Why does Arizona have to reinvent the whole process? Because other states have seen the general application of legalization and seen marketability caps?

Why does Arizona need to build a separate court , system a separate policing agency, a separate revenue collecting , a separate licensing & compliance agencies,

let's summarize what happens with 205,
less employment protections, less medical requirements for patients, less social and economical impacts reviews, less people growing their own, less study on medical prospects of marijuana, Less requirements and understanding put on dispensaries, Less oversight of the whole process outside the department. Absolutely no limits to the power and market and enforcement abilities to the department. The rules are not even written and a already stacked board for marketability only.

They will be able to assess civil fines. If you are found with a plant out of strain of those sold, with no cap on the fines. If found guilty in criminal court then this Department can assess civil fines like a DMV. Most likely they will ask at the point of purchase to sign an agreement to purchase in that agreement you will agree to all civil requirements like a driver's license basically giving this new civil court oversight and fine accordingly like DMV. If found in noncompliance for not paying court all court fines the you won't be able to purchase marijuana. Insuring the illegal market the need for enforcement.

Files will be kept on who buys marijuana a report from your drivers license at point of sale will be recorded and since no medical privacy law will be in effect open to second party vendors and enforcement and just about anyone as they will be no requirements of privacy of consumers.

positives, can grow 6 plants (rules on what strains how to obtain fees attached,
(civil rights forfeited if decided to buy the license tag to grow and automatic permission for entry if you sign the license to grow a plant)
No doctor requirements to obtain, no annual review by a medical professional to counsel and administer. No interference by cities this will be sweeping to all but County Attorney will have oversight on zoning for growing processing sales. WTF. Less requirement on weights product content, medical oversight, Less

THIS IS JUST BAD NOT LEGALIZATION JUST POLICE AND AND MARKET CONTROL THE CONSUMER AND CHILDREN PAY THE PRICE.

Just where is the positive VOTE NO 205 >>>>> VOTE NO 205

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 09/22/2016 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Flavorful

They are at 1605 W. Grant.

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Posted by RobG on 09/22/2016 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Decoding Ducey-Speak on Education Funding

Jason Hartman says about Speaking of Wealth, it Shows focuses on strategies for speakers, publishers to maximize their income by promoting their knowledge and finding clients who value their skills.http://speakingofwealth.com/

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Posted by Jason Hartman on 09/22/2016 at 5:02 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

From the AZ Republic article, it seems like cornering was the most harmless thing Babeu did at the school. Strip-searching *minors*, withholding food and forcing them to shower in groups makes cornering sound like small potatoes. Eerily reminiscent of those notorious teen bootcamps like Straight, Inc. and Buffalo Soldiers, the latter of which was even condemned by Joe Arpaio, believe it or not.

Babeu sounds like a schmuck, and when you factor in strip-searches and group showers, a pervy schmuck at that.

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/22/2016 at 12:51 AM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

He did take a brick to the face, I think? And a baseball bat to the head.


People are sweet though, and pull punches. He's lucky, at that.

Posted by Serena Simi on 09/21/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Soundbites

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Posted by Soledad Ingle on 09/21/2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Don't try to figure those like/dislike things. I have seen great comments disliked, and deplorable cursing liked. I think it's the prevalent drug culture in Tucson.

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Posted by Dope is for dopes on 09/21/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Agree. 2 dislikes = sour grapes?

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'All Pop, No Star' by The Slingbacks

Nice tune, but The Boy Who Wanted a Heroine would get my vote. Even if, or perhaps because it does, remind me of the Smiths...

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 09/21/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

That jackass is lucky no one ever kicked him in the chest. Or somewhere further south....

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Posted by skinnyman on 09/21/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Learn About Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

When you are at a job you are not "just there to work". You do not automatically abdicate your humanity or medical needs when you go to work.

People do have some rights in the workplace, plain and simple. Employers do NOT have absolute authority over their employees, plain and simple. Laws strike the balance between the two. If you can't understand that, maybe you should crawl back under your rock and think about it for a few years.....

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Posted by skinnyman on 09/21/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

Couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole. The paper said the paramedics treated her at the scene and released her so luckily it seems she's OK.

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Posted by Combat Guido on 09/21/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Learn About Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

This guy..lol Matt I love how your trying and emphasis on the trying. There is no Prima Facie standard. No means Zero. It must be hard for you to understand. FMLA and ADA have no legs to stand on as long as Marijuana is illegal federally. But of course your gonna say something stupid again. Why don't you tell us your employment and see what they tolerate.

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Posted by Blah blah blah on 09/21/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

Babeu: And you falsely put out that these are special needs kids.
Reporter: They are special needs kids.
Babeu: They all had underlying mental health concerns.

WTF?

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

"Liberals made being a thug the new norm."

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

Priceless!

Pass that information on to your child raping King Thug Trump.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/21/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

Why, Editorialismisnotjournalism, do you waste your time reading TW? And then commenting?

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Posted by franklymydears on 09/21/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

What a creepy bunch you are.

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Like Quality Sound? Don’t Buy Into Bluetooth.

This article is absolutely correct. I learned early on with my first iPod to choose Apple Lossless conversion, as the default conversion sounded awful. I needed more space to store my songs, but at least they were listenable. Now the tech companies are convincing people to use BT, with even worse sound degradation. I guess a lot of people have never listened to high fidelity audio, and don't know the difference.

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Posted by Augsburg on 09/21/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

"If your candidate won't agree to fund our public schools immediately with at least $1.7 billion in additional funding....tell them that you cannot vote for them. They have just told you that they side with the powerful and the greedy." -- Paul Stapleton-Smith

Sorry, Mr. Stapleton-Smith, your political party is not doing a good job keeping the people on the receiving end of those public education tax dollars from engaging in malfeasant and anti-progressive behaviors, including colluding with "the powerful and the greedy" on the outsourcing of subs and then receiving campaign contributions drawn from an account co-owned by a marketing executive at the company managing outsourced, underpaid labor , so I won't be using that question as a litmus test for candidates this fall.
http://tucson.com/news/local/education/tusd-school-board-campaign-contributions-raise-red-flags/article_a89773ad-ff91-569f-84bd-b9543e92f343.html
http://threesonorans.com/2016/09/16/kristel-fosters-pathetic-appeal-to-donors-i-really-needed-that-5k-pay-to-play-contribution-help-me-recover/

A better litmus test question for candidates would be, "What will you do in office to make sure public schools are BOTH well funded AND well managed, ensuring that progressive labor policies are implemented, central administrators are not ridiculously overpaid, funds are not wasted in unnecessary legal battles with the court overseeing implementation of the deseg order, constructive collaboration with the deseg authorities occur, and that funds granted are applied for the benefit of students?"

Take a look, in the Three Sonorans article linked above, at the list of Democratic party elected officials that have endorsed the two sadly tarnished, underperforming incumbent candidates for the TUSD school board who received donations from the sub-outsourcing company. Those endorsements undermine the credibility of the elected officials granting them -- and the credibility of the Pima County Democratic Party -- rather than adding credibility to the candidates endorsed.

So don't try to pretend your party has a burning passion to help "poor and working families." I'll believe that as soon as party operatives start lining up behind reforming TUSD, a public school district whose never-ending quid-pro-quo scandals and shocking mismanagement for the last three years has been and continues to be an embarrassment to the cause of public education.

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Posted by Report on Reasons for Voter Cynicism: Bipartisan Edition on 09/21/2016 at 7:42 AM

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